Quilty type things first
Two little spool blocks using leftovers from recent quilts.
I made these as I am going to a spools workshop with Carolyn Forster in October and I just wanted to test them out. I know it is a long way off yet but I saw her little blocks and just had to give it a try.
The 'thread' is the binding from my orphan baskets table topper and is on the bias so my thread is wound diagonally! I find it quite disconcerting as I keep reading the spool and background differently every time I look at these blocks - sometimes the spool is the tan colour and sometimes the peach - guess they are too similar in value. One good reason for the experiment - must make sure there is more contrast in the quilt...
As promised from yesterday I made a necklace or two from my bead purchases
For any beaders I strung the beads on wire and there is no fastening I just pop it over my head. There is a variety of beads in gold and coppery colours and I was thinking it would be great for autumn but I like it for now two - just need a bit more tan....
This one the beauty is all in the lovely stone pendant - sorry I have forgotten what it is I was so mesmerised by the markings.
Quite a busy day and I took my son to his guitar lesson - took my rose dream blocks with me but didn't stitch....I was reading the newish craft magazine Mollie Makes issue 3
Need to get down to some serious quilting - tell me what have you been putting off till later...apart from housework, not really interested in that!